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Aug 19, 2003
| ISBN 9780375761348
Aug 12, 2003
| ISBN 9781588362667
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Aug 19, 2003 | ISBN 9780375761348
Aug 12, 2003 | ISBN 9781588362667
Because Chekhov’s plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time—versions that have been staged throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain—are Chekhov’s four essential masterpieces for the theater.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are… More about Anton Chekhov
“Chekhov, speaking simply and never otherwise than as an artist and a humane man, shows us in fullness and plenitude the mystery of our lives.”—Eudora Welty
Biographical NoteIntroduction by Michael Henry HeimAn Actor’s Guide to Russian Names and their PronunciationThe SeagullUncle VanyaThree SistersThe Cherry OrchardNotes
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